Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2011-2012 PDF


Tuition, Room & Board Costs

Full-Time Student Package

  Semester Year  
Tuition (12-17 credit hours) $ 8,340 $16,680  
SA Fee 100 200  
Technology Fee 100 200  
Total Tuition and Fees:

$ 8,540


Residence hall room 1,660 3,320  


Meal Plan Choices (required for resident hall students)

7 Day Plan

  • $1,845 per semester (7 days per week + $300 Rusty Bucket Café)
  • $1,753 per semester (7 days per week, no Rusty Bucket Café)

5 Day Plan

  • $1,660 per semester (Monday through Friday + $200 Rusty Bucket Café)
  • $1,568 per semester (Monday through Friday, no Rusty Bucket Café)

The Rusty Bucket Café offers a variety of hot meals and made to order sandwiches as well as breakfast items, smoothies, snacks and beverages.  It is open to all students and the community.

Meal plans are available to any Southwestern student.

Please note these guidelines before selecting a meal plan:

  1. A processing fee will be assessed for any changes to meal plans after the close of registration.
  2. Refunds are on pro-rata basis only when withdrawing from school or moving from the residence hall.
  3. Meal plans may not be shared with other students or guests.

Student Package includes:

  • Tuition for a 12-17 hour class load
  • Cap and gown for graduation
  • Diploma
  • *A room in one of the residence halls beginning the Sunday of the week classes begin
  • *Meals at the cafeteria
    • Fall Semester - beginning with the Sunday evening meal the week classes begin
    • Spring Semester - beginning with the Sunday evening meal the week classes begin
    • Reduced hours during Thanksgiving and Spring break
  • *Local telephone service
  • Use of the following:
    • Library
    • PC Laboratory
    • Science Laboratory
    • Athletic Facilities
    • Student Center
    • Band Instrument
    • Counseling

* These items are included in the Residence Hall Student Package only.

Summer School

Residence halls charge a weekly rate and the cafeteria charges for each meal.

Residence Hall Requisites

All unmarried students under 22 years of age, taking six or more credit hours, are required to live in one of the university's residence halls. Residents are also required to select from one of four meal plans offered through the cafeteria. Students who officially withdraw from Southwestern Adventist University will not be permitted to live in the residence hall after their official withdrawal date.

Off-Campus Living: Must meet the following requirements and be approved by the Dean of Students

  • Be 22 years of age, or
  • Taking six or less credit hours, or
  • Have earned a bachelor's degree, or
  • Live with immediate family (parents, grandparents, or siblings over 25 years of age in an established residence, or
  • Be a senior with a good citizenship record, 90+ credit hours, and cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater

Single students must live with the same gender, unless living with immediate family members

Residence Hall Deposit

To reserve a room, students are required to pay a general deposit of $100 to the respective residence hall. The deposit will be held until the student graduates, moves out of the residence hall, or withdraws from the university.  Deposit are refunded to the student's account and will be released if there is no balance due. The deposit is refundable on condition that the checkout procedure of the residence hall is followed (see Residence Hall Handbook). Should a student cancel an application for admission before August 9, the deposit will be refunded.

Private Room Fees

Private room fees are an additional $830 per semester subject to space availability, dean approval, and financial clearance.


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